Weather: What Forces Affect Our Weather?

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This website provides an easy-to-understand look at our weather system. Topics covered include the atmosphere, the water cycle, storms, ice and snow, weather forecasting and Earth's changing climate. There are features on ozone depletion, global warming, El Nino and La Nina. An activity allows users to identify cloud formations associated with tornadoes, complete with photographs. There is also a wind chill calculator.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Ozone depletion, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle, Geoscience:Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Forecasting, Atmospheric structure and composition, Extreme weather
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Collection
Special Interest: Hazards
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Water, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science